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Education VS Experience


“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”

  –  Maya Angelou


People usually have a tendency to say that education always does not matter and there are also some who say that education is the most important and basic thing in our life. Education does matter but it’s the not the only thing, experience is also something that is equally required. There are people in this world who have achieved success and excellence in their field not on the based of education but on the base of their intellect and experience, through time their skills in their field have increased and also they have learnt the way to deal with the people.

Education is also necessary in life. Being educated not only makes you knowledgeable but it also does make you a better person. It helps you in achieving your dreams and gives you the proper and required guidance if and when you get stuck in your path. But it’s not the only thing that matters, if you just sit in your place after saying that I have attained a college degree and think that you learned everything that is there, well my friend I’m sorry to say but you are terribly wrong.

Education does help you but if you have such an attitude then it will not be as helpful as you think. There is a lot this world has to offer and the moment you think you have learned it all is the moment you need to realize that there cannot be a more foolish person than you. Learning is a process that never stops be it small or big there is always something to learn in your life and that can happen anywhere or at anyplace.

One must understand that if you are educated doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the most qualified person in the room, there can be someone who has not been as excellent as you in your grades but still has profound knowledge of the subject and also possess a better intellect than you. Always remember that marks never ever reflect the intelligence of a particular individual. You only know a how smart or intelligent a person is by talking to him. Just because someone cannot achieve good grades doesn’t make him a dimwit. There is some quality that the individual has that is not reflected on the paper, we then tend to miss out on such people just because they are lagging a little behind in their marks. That is something which we need to notice and also stop measuring people based on marks.

Education itself helps you a lot, but there are still other things that come into picture. Experience is something that will come only with time and also it is something that will teach you better than what any book in this world has to offer. People purely on the basis of experience are earning more than qualified engineers or CA’s.

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Experience does teach you a lot, some might even say better than the what education has to offer. But that is not the case every time. Education and Experience go hand in hand. If you are a very educated person with a good or at least a certain amount of experience you will be benefited a lot by that. Experience enhance the education you have received through the books. It makes all the theory that you have studied in your books come into existence i.e. it offers to you practical knowledge of how actually the world works and how do we need to play with it in order to achieve success. There are many different things the world has to offer which can only come through experience.
Experience helps you deal with how the world is, when you get your college degree you are a fresher a complete new person in this world who needs a lot of teaching for how everything works. That teaching is not completed in a day but over a gradual period of time and that teaching is offered to you by experience. It is the experience you have with people and the problems in you need to tackle in your day to day life that will help you to be an educated person.

An educated person is not the one who holds the most number of degrees but the one who understands the values of those degrees and also where ever he/she goes works not only on the basis of their bookish knowledge but also with a little common sense.

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    –     Robert Green Ingersoll

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